Make a Cave for the dramatic play area when teaching about animals that hibernate in winter!!! Love it!

Make a Cave for the dramatic play area when teaching about animals that hibernate in winter! or a dinosaur cave!

Try a new spin on painting and get the paper dirty ... literally. Here's how to Make Mud Paint. My kids would love this!!!! A LOT! The messier, the better :) -Nikki-

This Mud Activity is Mom-Approved

Can these be used to make african mud cloth? Painting with real mud. How to make mud paint in bold colors, such a cool sensory art project for spring!

Goldilocks storytelling basket

Goldilocks Sensory Storytelling Basket

Learn about animals through the foot prints that they make. Learning About Animals: Animal Track Hand Prints from Left Brain Craft Brain.

Learning About Animals: Animal Track Hand Prints

These are a lovely idea to get your kids excited about going out and about spotting willdife shared via Becs Brahams

Going on a bear hunt. Make these simple binoculars by covering toilet paper rolls with paper and hot glueing together. Then everyone goes off to hunt the hidden bears.

Math and literacy learning through imaginative play! A fabulous invitation to play for toddlers and preschoolers with Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: Retelling Through Imaginary Play

This experiences does not have to be limited to the story of 'goldilocks and the three bears' choose a story that uses the childrens prior knowledge and interests. Acting out this story promotes dramatic/imaginative play.

Going On A Dinosaur Hunt from Toddler Approved; easily adaptable to Going on a Bear Hunt.

Going On A Dinosaur Hunt {Fun Inspired by Matchbox® Big Boots™ Ambusher}

Teddy Bear's Picnic from Rachel (",)


A few activities linked with an interest in bears, suitable for an Early Years setting - shared by Stimulating Learning with Rachel

Bear Hunt Messy Play

Creative sensory playtime inspired by Michael Rosen's 'We're going on a bear hunt' for preschoolers and toddlers.

Teddy Bear's Picnic Dough invitation to play

An idea on Tuesday: Brown Day - Teddy Bear's Picnic Coffee Scented Play Dough